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Month of Women in Comics – The Letter

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by female creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Here‘s a list of all the books featured so far this month.

We continue with Nandita Basu’s short story, “The Letter”….

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“The Letter” is just that, an intimate pouring out of one’s soul to another through a letter following what appears to be a romantic break-up. The letter is superimposed on the person attempting to go through their life after the break-up.

Basu’s words are haunting and, I am sure, deeply familiar to many people going through such emotions.

Her visual depictions are beautifully placed, with her characters slightly out of whack, giving the whole experience a surreal flavor…

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What I really like about the art is the way that the lines that make up the art almost seem like they’re alive, like a character could become entangled with another as their lines intersect. This is especially evident in a striking sequence involving kites.

This is a short story (just 14 pages) but it is a powerful one.

You can read the whole thing here.

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